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>> dan good morning, i am daniel miller. high winds are an issue. the national weather service tweeting about power outages, shiri. how long will the winds stick around so heavy like julie yes. >> shiri: the winds will be strong. sustained winds 25 miles per hour in boston. 24 miles per hour in worcester. the gusts are a little stronger the gusts are a little stronger. 38-mile-per-hour gusts in boston down to plymouth right now. and the kind wind that could help contribute to bringing down weak tree limbs this morning. current conditions in the 40s down in southeastern massachusetts. we got 40 in boston, but the burbs from millis to natick to malden dropping in the upper 30s. boxford at 38 degrees. hampton, new hampshire at 38 degrees. and still dropping. that makes worcester fall all the way down 32. leominster, 33. nashua, 36. i expect these spots to drop down to the freezing point. 7 a.m. temperature, 35 degrees. cool and still a little bit
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winds relax by noontime. still talking mostly sunny skies at about 40 degrees. 46 at 3 p.m. with increasing clouds still dry at 7:00. we will time out when we will get some rain and ice arriving coming up. julie, let's get it over to you for live drive time traffic. >> julie: shiri, a great time to head out the door nice and light. on our maps bright green nothing slowing you down on the pike or route 1. live look at the pike as you can see, wide open. here are your live drive times. 23 minutes on the pike from 495 to mass ave. nine minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 22 minutes from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. 4:31 right now. this is super tuesday. one of the key dates in the race to become the next president of the united states. voters in massachusetts will go to the polls today. voting booths open at 7:00 this morning. want to show you a map here of the other states where delegates are also up for grabs today. democrats are voting in 11
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republicans have contests in 13 states. >> julie: the headlines leading up to super tuesday have been dominated by direct attacks by many leading attacks by many leading candidates. as the tough talk continues, mary maloney looks at how it may impact voters going to the poll. >> reporter: at donald trump's event the celebrity can't event the celebrity candidate was up staged when a secret service agent grabbed the neck of a photographer and slammed him to the ground. inside the republican party, a different kind of fight brewing different kind of fight brewing. with some refusing to support trump even if he does win the nomination. >> i am not going to vote for hillary clinton. and given what we know for donald trump i can't vote for that guy either. those are the two major party nominees. >> reporter: the republican risk on full display. >> he is trying to carry out a scam to take control of the office of presidency the united states. >> if donald trump is the nominee hillary in all likelihood wins. >> reporter: hillary clinton focusing her efforts on republicans.
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sanders. >> at some point, you can't just say whatever pops into your head if you want to be the president of the united states! of america! >> reporter: sanders not giving up hope even though supporters say poor super tuesday will make an irrepairable dent in his campaign. >> we will get the democratic nomination. [. [cheering] cheering] and if that happens, there is nothing more that i would love to do that run against donald trump. >> reporter: i am mary maloney reporting. >> julie: there may be some lines at voting booths today in massachusetts. state officials believe 700,000 voters may cast republican ballots today a large increase over 2008 when john mccain and mitt romney battled for the nomination. the tough stone of this year's
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suggesting a strong turnout at the polls. >> the romney, mccain is kind of a tennis match and this is world wrestling julie massachusetts has seen a slight drop in the number of registered democrats. 2.8 million people voted in the state's democratic primary. bernie sanders will be in his home state of vermont as the super tuesday results come in. hillary clinton will be from florida, donald trump and senator marco rubio will be in florida to watch the results come in. and senator ted cruz will return home to texas, which is the state with the most delegates at stake. and fox25 is your home for complete super tuesday numbers and up to the minute results. political reporter sharman sharp will be with the trump campaign in palm beach florida. blair miller will be with the clinton campaign in miami and ted daniel will be following the sanders campaign live in burlington, vermont. we will alert you of results as we get them on our fox25 news app and watch fox25 news
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results and reaction. the mbta is in the red in savings to raise fares to make up some ground. fox25's jessica reyes is live at south station this morning where, jess, they are also cutting some service. >> reporter: they are, julie. the team asked yesterday that they will be cutting their late they will be cutting their late-night service. late-night service. t will be voting to raise the rates. right now cost you $2.10 with a charlie card like this one taking a ride on the t, but if they do become more expensive, that could happen by the middle of the summer. many people in ho attend at work and school are not happy at all to hear about this. some of them met for a rally outside the fiscal control board meeting last night. make making this all even harder to swallow is yesterday's announcement that the t is cutting that service and ending that light-night program. that is going to be happening
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t officials are looking to close a $242 million projected budget deficit and looking to save money different ways including cutting overtime pray and cutting service. people against the hike, they say it is unfair and targets low-income students and senior citizens, those who cannot pay more. >> they know how this fix it. they focus on the people who are the most vulnerable and it is easy is easier. >> reporter: the board will be voting on this march 7 which is next week. if it does in fact pass, it will go into affect in july. a couple of different options that t officials are looking at for this proposed hike. one more expensive than the others. we are breaking them down for you. for now live in south station this morning, jessica reyes, fox25 morning news. community leaders want to expand rail service from tloul concord, new hampshire. supporters of the extension
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works and highway committee. they are asking state leaders to keep a $4 million proposal in the state's ten-year transportation plan. the money would be used to study the additional commuter rail service. state police say excessive speed is to blame for a serious crash that hit a guardrail slicing through the car. the guardrail performed as it was supposed to. we have been following this case since the crash 93 south in canton on friday. fox25 investigates confirm the type of guardrail end cap in friday's crash is the same one linked to law enforcement involving death and injuries. the et-plus is the focus of previous fox25 investigation, but state police tell us that, quote, speed was excessive enough that all the vehicle's energy were absorbed by the coclapsing end cap causing the car to rotate into the rail. we have been in contact with a family friend of the driver and that he is recovering in the hospital and is heading to
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fox25 reported lastier that mass dot replaces et-plus barriers when they are damage and other states are removing them altogether in 2017, there were 17000 of these guardrail end caps on roads across the state. 4:38. they will collapse an armory. it has been vacant for decades, but last night part of the brick building gave way. the rest of the building will be torn down later today. no one was further, but several residents in the area were asked to leave their homes until the demolition is finished. a housing project which received millions in taxpayer money is part of the investigation into a local state senator. "the globe" reports that federal prosecutors looking into state senator brian joyce have asked for information about an affordable housing complex in easton. joyce also a lawyer and reportedly represented the developer while the project
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aid and tax breaks. last month, the fbi confirmed that a raid on joyce's law office was part of a federal investigation. it is now 4:38. right now investigators are trying to determine if a starlink string of home break ins are linked to high-stakes card game. only fox25 was in court when two chefs from chinatown face burglary charges opinion they taught the pair at a bedford home and the pair may be linked to a high stakes card game and they want the addresses the restaurant owners. it is not appear that the owner it is not appear that the owners had anything to do with the card games. two others were a no show in court. we are looking at dzhokhar tsarnaev's first words to the fbi after his capture for the bombings. dzhokhar said both he and tamerlan decided on their own where to place their backpacks near the finish line. and before detonate
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device he called his brother to synchronize the detonations. he didn't warn friends to stay away from the marathon because he didn't care if they got hurt he didn't care if they got hurt. apple and the fbi are taking their fight to congress. happening today, a house committee will hold its first hearing on the san bernandino case. apple scored a big win yesterday in a new york court. a federal judge ruled investigators cannot force appear toll unlock an iphone owned by a convicted drug dealer. the decision could set a precedent in the san bernandino case. the fbi wants appear toll help them open the phone that belonged to the shooters. apple is being pressured by federal investigators to break into 13 iphones across the country. things are back to normal after a hazmat scare at children's hospital in boston. seen as breaking during the fox25 news at 10:00. investigators tell us that a hot plate was left on -- on -- and melted a classic -- plastic container. >> it spilled on the floor and no one can figure out what it was.
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laboratory side of the building, not on the patient side so no one was evacuated. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes. the live drive times. these are all south of boston. an easy 12 minutes on 95 from 495 to 128. shiri. >> shiri: we have 40 degrees in boston, but quite the windy situation. sustained winds, 35. gusts 38 miles per hour. but look at these gusts weakening as we hit 7:00 this morning. gusts still around 20, 25 miles per hour. not enough to do any damage. they continue the weekend this afternoon. imshow you when to plan opinion on the next patch of rain and wind coming up. a new hampshire native will be laid to rest days after she was gunned down on the job. coming up on the fox25 morning news, a powerful tribute to a fallen officer and how you can help her family. years after she was secretly recorded, a tv host breaks down on the stand.
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bs picked up forward from new jersey for a couple of draft picks. the bruins also traded picks and a prospect carolina for veteran defenseman john michael riles. one move they did not make, the bruins louie erickson was not traded. the team was hope
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high draft pick in return, but did not find a trade partner. the celtics going for their 11th straight win at home. cs hosting the jazz and the first marcus smart finds isaiah thomas and circus shot for two and the foul. in the fourth celtics down one and thomas finds jay crowder in the lane, a big dump -- dump? i think it was a dunk. puts the green up by 1. 20 seconds left, avery bradley steals the victory on defense. great block on former butler bulldog gordon hayward. cs win again at home 100 to 95. a dunk. patriots quarterback tom brady is not going anywhere, multiple reports said he has agreed with with a two-year extension that will keep him with the pats. he will be 42 when the contract ends. no 42-year-old quarterback has ever started more than 12 games in a nfl season. the deal also gives the pats about $13 million in salary cap relief.
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starts in a few weeks. down florida, the red sox get spring training with a bang get spring training with a bang. sox facing boston college. mookie bets crashes this ball to the left. three-run homer down the eagles 6-0 and beat northwestern 8-3. sox open grapefruit action tomorrow. sportscaster erin andrews breaking down on the stand testifying against the man who posted nude videos of her online. >> if i ever get a tweet or somebody makes a comment or somebody sends me a still of the video to my twitter or. >> daniel: andrews is suing michael barrett and the hotel he stayed at for $70 million after barrett used a peephole from an adjoining hotel room in 2008. she said the violation haunts her every day and one point she was forced to talk about what happened live on espn before she could go back to work.
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so he could sell the videos. he served two and a half years in prison for the crime. just about 4:47. just about 4:47. getting ready to head out the door, look for shiri's forecast first. on the roads things looking fine for the expressway. 128 moving along fine from camden and dedham and needham to the pike. you can see conditions through brighton very manageable. live drive times, 13 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 23 minutes from 495 to the leverett connector. 22 minutes on 128 from route 1 in peabody to the weston tolls. now here is meteorologist shiri spear joining us. shiri, today's commute should be quiet, but tomorrow will be difficult. >> reporter: yeah, tomorrow will be very difficult. the only worry that think of morning is the fact that it is still pretty gusty out there until 7:00 this morning. and becould still see some additional power outages as a result. slippery travel inland through morning. we will break down those areas most at risk and heavy rain and
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right back into play tomorrow. and i could see the wind gusts becoming pretty strong by 1:00 tomorrow morning. moving toward us today. we get to enjoy that. that nice big fat h, the high pressure, the sunshine will mix in a couple of high, thin clouds and this will take its time getting to us not arriving until midnight tonight. 40 degrees in boston. 25-mile-per-hour sustained winds. gusts are closer to 40 right now. and it is making it feel like it is only 29. so obviously we are going to have a wind chill because we have the winds this morning. plus temperatures are still dropping. by 6 a.m., 36 degrees. by 8 a.m., 33 degrees. then we start to warm back up, by this afternoon, will gradually increase in clouds. we will see temperatures get back into the lower 40s. afternoon highs and 42 in boston. 46, framingham. 47 in norwood. 44, 23eu67burg over to lawrence 44, 23eu67burg over to lawrence. 43 in manchester. and lower 40s for the cape and islands. this is future cast today because today like i said,
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otherwise gusts are going to die down once we get into the late morning, the afternoon. this is is a snapshot of midnight tonight and we are just starting to see the ice in pink and the green, the rain move on in. at times it will turn heavy starting overnight tonight. if this is what i am expecting, as far as any ice or snow goes. we are looking into central massachusetts, southern new hampshire and parts of merrimack valley perhaps. mostly looking at a trace amount of snow or sleet, but some freezing rain on top of it is actually what has the most concerned. trace amounts to the boston area but to the northern worcester hills and southern new hampshire, we could see anywhere from a 10th of an inch up to a quarter inch of ice depending on how slow the warm-up is tomorrow morning. these are a snapshot of 4 a.m. temperatures. around 4 a.m. should be around 41 in worcester. 39 in fitchburg and 30s in nashua and teen.
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kind of notorious for getting that cold area little bit stuck in place. and being a little slower to warm up which is why our winter weather advisory especially in southern new hampshire will go all the way until 7 a.m. it could take that long to see freezing. otherwise, boston at 51 degrees at 7:00 tomorrow morning. 48 in bedford. 49 in lawrence. 50 in norwood. followed by some of the cooler temperatures into the northern worcester hills and southern new hampshire by, say, 7:00 in the morning. it should be in the 40s. 10 a.m. temperatures still very mild. the mornings 37 the mornings. by lunch andtime, our cold front is moving offshore. still going to be kind of gusty out here. i can tell that you the clouds will start to break on down. seven-day forecast of the weekend falls view. today i have got 46 degrees and mostly sunny. rain. of course, it is about the wind as well. i am expecting some gusts on the order of 50 miles per hour. strongest at the coast and the cape. especially during the morning,
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into the afternoon. cooler on thursday waking up to the teens. high 34 and light snow possible both friday and sunday. back to you. >> julie: all right, shir, talk to you soon. a dream trip for some and a nightmare for others. why the nfl could be investigating rob gronkowski's party cruise.
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cr an explosion inside of a local police vehicle caught on surveillance camera. northampton police believe a flashlight exploded inside one their suvs. the police officer had recharged the batteries earlier on in the day. fortunately for him he was inside the police station at the time of the explosion. the depth is now making safety changes. >> we looked into these batteries. they look like they are kind of knock-off brands and the research on lithium that we should be buying, like, brand should be buying, like, brand-new batteries. >> the consumer product safety commission issued a warning about these batteries specifically when they are used with hoverboards. as we have reported in the last few months, several hoverboards have caught fire or exploded across the country. 4:54. a navy seal is waking up this morning with the highest offer. edward byers received the medal
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the united states. he is the he threw himself on the hostage to shield him from bullets. >> for the american people to get a glimpse of a special breed of warrior that so often serves in the shadows. [applause] julie byers was a member of elite seal 6 that helped killed osama bin laden. school cafeterias are short washington for help. local school lunch directors came together in d.c. to ask congress to chip in an extra $.35 per meal. they say those school meals play a pivotal role in success. >> feeding children a healthy breakfast and healthy lunch improves their behavior, their test scores. >> daniel: a usda spokesperson say they can charge more for
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a federal audit said raising prices discouraged students from buying school lunches. some of the most common attractions in yosemite national park will undergo a name change. curry village and the badger pass ski resort are some that will be changed. a new company will take over operations of the park. the old company owns the name. it turned into a bitter legal dispute and the park service lost. a popular country act is coming back to boston this summer. the zac brown band will play fenway park for the third straight year. playing at shows in august at the ball park. sdmrshtion ac brown sdmrshtion ac brown band is not the only act., billy joel and pearl jam are lined up to take the stage. police is thanking a good samaritan for doing the right thing. the man beside the officer found two women's purses in a trash and took them to the station. inside were personal items like pictures of picture s of children and car keys.
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now back where they belong. a safety alert this morning for hundreds of delivery drivers. >> julie: coming up the growing attacks on people just trying do their jobs, trying do their jobs, why some says it is scary enough to find a new line of work. super tuesday is here. polls nope just a matter of hours. fox25 has complete coverage now through the final tally. coming up, why massachusetts put more fun in your day with ice-cream-flavored coffees at dunkin' donuts. go for delicious flavors like butter pecan, cookie dough, or new pistachio. enjoy one today.
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this is the fox25 morning news. >> sara: windy out there early this morning. hopkinton police tweeting this picture in the last hour. a huge tree down and on a power line on south street. a few thousand customers are without power right now in that area. good morning, i am sara underwood. >> gene: and i am gene lavanchy. breezy start to this super tuesday. meteorologist shiri spear said it will be cooler as folks get out to vote. >> shiri: seeing 20s in areas like worcester. drop it to 29 degrees. boston welcome to the 30s. 38 for you. 36 in lawrence. 37 in norwood. 33 in hyannis. 34 in nashua, new hampshire. we have clear skies but the winds will be a little -- gusty conditions through 7, 8:00 this morning. 6 a.m. temperatures here, you can see that we have a lot of -- of those suburbs of boston. kind of approaching that freezing point, and going to be slow to warm up again. that takes us by noontime back


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